Kyrie Irving might be at the forefront at the sneaker game right now. The Boston Celtics’ guard has some of the hottest kicks in the game, both in terms of the ways they fit, their design, and the various colorways cooked up by someone as creative as Irving. They’re not just popular among fans, as Irving’s signature shoes are frequently worn by other basketball players, too.
One player who likes having Kyries on their feet is Sue Bird, whose Seattle Storm are playing for a WNBA title against the Washington Mystics. Not only is Bird a fan of Irving’s sneakers, the Celtics star is a gigantic fan of Bird, as we learned in a piece by Matt Ellentuck of SB Nation.
Irving grew up a fan of Bird’s, and now, the two are friends and keep in touch via texts and FaceTimes. Bird is also a sneakerhead, and owns a pair of Kyries in a colorway that Irving doesn’t even have. In fact, Irving was so stoked to learn that Bird is a fan of his sneakers that he demanded Nike gave her whatever she wanted.